This annual symposium celebrates teaching devoted to pursuing student learning and success through reflective, evidence-based teaching practices. It provides instructors with a forum where they can share their promising teaching practices and disseminate results of scholarly teaching interventions, such as the work of the Curriculum Enhancement Grant scholars.

This year’s symposium is co-sponsored by the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, the IUPUI Institute for Engaged Learning, and LEAP Indiana 

The 2021 symposium was held virtually on Friday, October 1.

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Keynote Address

New Takes on High-Impact Practices (HIPs) to Assure Quality and Equity

High-impact practices (HIPs), such as service-learning, undergraduate research, and internships, convey powerful educational benefits and provide students opportunities for applied learning desired by employers and important to society. Although institutions have invested in promoting HIPs, participation, satisfaction and levels of quality vary by racial identity groups and by HIP. This session uses an equity lens to discuss research on racially minoritized students’ experiences in HIPs and new takes on dimensions of quality. We will consider the implication of these factors in HIP design and instruction and to ensure high-quality experiences for all students, and particularly, minoritized students.


Dr. Jillian Kinzie is Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Institute, Indiana University School of Education.  She conducts research and leads project activities on effective use of student engagement data to improve educational quality, and serves as senior scholar with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) project.  Her scholarship focuses on institutional assessment practice and outcomes assessment, teaching and learning in higher education, and college student learning, development, and success.

2021 Symposium Highlights

Scholarly teaching enhances the learning experiences of students, enriches the teaching careers of instructors, and fosters opportunities for students, instructors, and community partners to work together in mutually beneficial ways that promote a sense of belonging and improve our shared futures.

Scholarly Teaching Symposium Presentations

Features two types of 15-minute presentations on promising practices — micro-presentations and roundtable discussions — that will focus on scholarly approaches to high-impact practices in courses, programs, or co-curricular experiences, especially those that address quality and equity.  Proposals are due by September 7 and acceptance notifications will be sent by September 14.

 Call for proposals are closed 

2020 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Presentations

Features 15-minute presentations that will focus on the design, implementation, and results of Curriculum Enhancement Grant projects led by faculty from IUPUI and IUPUC. The CEG initiative supports faculty projects designed to improve student learning and success, enhances the conversation about scholarly teaching, and increases the practice of SoTL. 


About the symposium

The Scholarly Teaching Symposium is an annual event designed to foster a culture of scholarly teaching and support the scholarship of teaching and learning. It provides instructors with a forum where they can share their promising teaching practices and disseminate results of scholarly teaching interventions, such as the work of the Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) scholars. 

 This symposium:

  1. Offers instructors of all ranks and appointments an opportunity to gain new perspectives on how their teaching can have a greater impact and be more rewarding for both students and instructors.
  2. Disseminates promising scholarly teaching practices.
  3. Provides an opportunity for instructors to connect with colleagues to form formal and informal networks to advance scholarly teaching.
  4. Strengthens CTL partnerships with other units on campus in support of scholarly teaching.

The project presentations by previous year's CEG scholars are a special feature of the symposium. Their work attests to the values and achievements of engaging in scholarly interrogations of teaching.